Your Belongings and Water Damage

Specialized Preservation Processes for Your Kansas City Belongings

SERVPRO works to preserve both the structure of your home and the contents within it. Not only does this commitment to comprehensive cleanup help Kansas City homeowners save hundreds--or even thousands--of dollars, but it also allows property owners and their families to continue to enjoy beloved trinkets, heirlooms, and other possessions in a preloss condition once more.

Why Use Sublimation for Drying Documents?

? Freezing water and then evaporating it minimizes further warping of paper or spreading of ink
? Freeze-drying allows for longer-term storage to decide the best course of action for restoring your documents
? Freezing these documents gives you additional time to communicate with us about what to prioritize in drying, especially after gray or black water disasters

Your Kansas City property is likely packed with sentimental papers, photographs, and books that require care to minimize further damage. Let us do whatever it takes to preserve the things that mean the most to you.

Handling Antiques With Care

Whether you have antique wooden furniture, upholstery, or other vintage items that require special care, we have a plethora of options available for preserving the quality and value that these contents hold. Antiques can often be referred to specialists for their repair needs with the consent of homeowners.

Our focus on restoration over replacement means if your belongings need specific types of care, we can employ the assistance of licensed experts who can preserve them for you.

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Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 


If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including the following:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  • Television sets
  • DVD players
  • Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a water emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  • Preloss list and value of contents
  • Detailed and accurate report
  • Better information to settle claims quicker
  • Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  • Peace of mind when you need it most

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